Friday, January 25, 2013

6 days to go....

There are only 6 days to go in the EPL January transfer window..., with 26 signings been done in the last 25 days.

Newcastle doing deals in France:

Newcastle have confirmed 3 signings this week, with Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara and Bordeaux forward Yoan Gouffran all moving to Tyneside for a total transfer fee of around £14million pounds.

Newcastle have signed 3 French players in the last few days, including highly-rated defender Yanga-Mbiwa.


Manchester United get their man:

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Championship side Crystal Palace to sign their 20-year old highly-rated winger Wilfried Zaha for £15million pounds.

He will join the club at the end of the season as United will be loaning him back to Palace, in July, as he has already agreed personal terms and a medical is already underway. 

Done deal: Zaha arrives at the United hospital to undergo a medical after completing his £15m switch today.
 

Sir Alex Ferguson said: "We are signing a player of potential. We always feel we develop players well. We have proved that many times. We hope the boy enjoys coming here, when he comes in the summer."

Zaha told Palace's official website www.cpfc.co.uk: "I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation.
"I would like to thank the owners at Palace for making the move possible, however my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace. 
I have been at Palace for more than 10 years, I will always love the club and I want to help get them get back to the Premier League, particularly for the fans who have always been so good to me."


QPR are in talks to sign South Korea's 22-year-old defender Yun Suk-Young from Chunnam Dragons.
He is expected in London for training and a medical in the next few days. 

Transfer Rumours:  

Liverpool and Arsenal are both reportedly interested in Swansea defender Ashley Williams, with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers ready to raid his former club. 

Shock raid? Liverpool are interested in signing Swansea defender Ashley Williams. 

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has expressed an interest in Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, and has travelled to Paris to watch the player.

Wanted: Harry Redknapp has been scouting Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue. 
He is ready to pay a club-record £10million pounds to sign him. 

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has been told to make an offer of around £5milion pounds if he wants to sign Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady.   

English move? Wigan are interested in signing Spartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady for around £5million.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has identified St.Etienne's 18-year-old centre-back Kurt Zouma as a summer transfer target.

Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton is reportedly wanted by Spainish side Real Mallorca. 

Fulham have enquired about the services of Wolfsburg defender Emmanuel Pogatetz. 

Arsenal have been offered Montpellier midfielder Younes Belhanda for around £10million pounds, as they look to offload the in-demand Moroccan winger.   

African Cup Of Nations Commences: 

African Cup Of Nations HAS begun.

Here is a round-up of all of the action so far in the last 5 days:  

Group A:
South Africa 0 Cape Verde 0 
Angola 0 Morocco 0
South Africa 2 Angola 0
Morocco 1 Cape Verde 0 

Table - 
1st: South Africa, 4 points from 2 matches
2nd: Cape Verde, 2 points from 2 matches
3rd: Morocco, 2 points from 2 matches
4th: Angola, 1 point from 2 matches
Group B:
Ghana 2 Congo DR 2
Mali 1 Niger 0
Ghana 1 Mali 0
Niger 0 Congo 0 

Table - 
1st: Ghana, 4 points from 2 matches
2nd: Mali, 3 points from 2 matches
3rd: Congo, 2 points from 2 matches
4th: Niger, 1 point from 2 matches

Group C: 
Zambia 1 Ethiopia 1
Nigeria 1 Burkina Faso 1
Nigeria 1 Zambia 1
Burkina Faso 4 Ethiopia 0

Table -
1st: Burkina Faso, 4 points from 2 matches
2nd: Zambia, 2 points from 2 matches
3rd: Nigeria, 2 points from 2 matches
4th: Ethiopia, 1 point from 2 matches


Group D:
Ivory Coast 2 Togo 1
Tunisia 1 Algeria 0
Ivory Coast vs Tunisia - tomorrow at 3pm
Algeria vs Togo - tomorrow at 6pm 

Table - 
1st: Ivory Coast, 3 points from 1 match
2nd: Tunisia, 3 points from 1 match
3rd: Togo, 0 points from 1 match (-1 goal difference)
4th: Algeria, 0 points from 1 match (-1 goal difference)

Here are all of the match highlights: 


BRADFORD VS SWANSEA - CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL: 

Bradford and Swansea both won their respective ties this week against Aston Villa and Chelsea as they both progressed to the Capital One Cup Final, against all odds.

The major story came on Wednesday night in the match between Swansea and Chelsea
Chelsea's £32million August signing Eden Hazard was sent off for something so controversial that I cannot even describe it.

Just watch this first: 

Well... there it is.

Go back and watch it. If you haven't already.

Anyways, Hazard has been hit with a three-match ban after the incident, and the Police are launching their own investigation after The Belgian looked to kick the Swansea ballboy Charlie Morgan

FACT: Whoever wins out of Bradford City and Swansea City in next month's Capital One Cup Final WILL be involved in the Europa League next season. 

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